Jackie Mills

American jazz drummer, musical director and record company executive credited with production.
Born : March 11, 1922 in Brooklyn (New York City), New York.
Died : March 22, 2010 in Beaumont, California.

Jackie worked with : Charlie Barnet, Teddy Powell, Dizzy Gillespie, Boyd Raeburn, Benny Goodman, among others.
For a decade on and off, starting in 1949, he was the drummer with the Harry James Orchestra in addition to working in the studios. Since the early 1960s, Mills -- who recorded with Dodo Marmarosa, Red Norvo, Gerry Wiggins, Jazz at the Philharmonic, Goodman, James and others -- has primarily been a record company executive, working as musical director for the Äva Records and Mainstream Records labels but largely retiring from active playing. At one time or another, he also ran his own companies, such as Wednesday's Child Productions, publishers Language Of Sound Inc. and Green Apple Music Co.. JM Productions also appears on some releases.
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